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When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

  • 12 November 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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When a POS System Turns Into Tax Evasion

Sales suppression software has been around for a while, but the government is getting more serious about sniffing it out. The software, commonly called tax zapper software, is used to modify sales reports generated by point of sale (POS) software systems for the purpose of reducing taxable income by underreporting sales.

No Uber for the Tax Man

  • 10 September 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 169
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No Uber for the Tax Man

Are auditors and other IRS agents allowed to get a ride from a ridesharing service--or even a friend or family member--to a taxpayer’s home or place of business? It depends on whether doing so violates the taxpayer’s privacy rights.

Five IRS Audit Mistakes To Avoid

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Five IRS Audit Mistakes To Avoid
The IRS audits about 1 million taxpayers each year. While the agency is understaffed, that doesn’t mean you’ll slip through the cracks. IRS software automates the selection process now by flagging returns that show abnormalities: Perhaps the return deviates from what’s normally filed, or it’s been linked to a family member, investor, or business partner who is being audited. Also, the more money you make, the more likely you are to be audited.

The Downside To Overworking

  • 13 August 2019
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 278
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The Downside To Overworking

Always working? New research shows a startling downside for being overly “productive.” It doesn’t work, and it can actually shorten your life.

Small Contractor Tax Relief: Do You Qualify?

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Small Contractor Tax Relief: Do You Qualify?
If you’re a small business contractor with annual gross receipts averaging $25 million or less in the past three-year period, the recent tax changes may have given you a valuable leg up. The small contractor exemption threshold has increased for the first time since 1986, allowing more building contractors to pick the accounting option that works best for certain long-term contracts, inventory expenses, and other capitalized costs.

Travel, Parking, and Relocation Tax Changes

  • 26 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 555
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Travel, Parking, and Relocation Tax Changes

Feeling lost while navigating the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes for business travel, parking and relocation? You’re not alone. Here are some of the top changes and what the IRS has to say (if anything) about them. 

New Temporary Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

  • 19 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 369
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New Temporary Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Are you an employer who provides paid family and medical leave to your employees? If you are, you may qualify for a new business tax credit through 2019.

Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

  • 13 February 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1086
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Investing in Tax-Friendly Qualified Opportunity Zones

Among the tax code changes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a new tax-lowering investment tool called Qualified Opportunity Zones. Those willing to invest long-term in these Qualified Opportunity Zones, which are communities that are deemed economically distressed, receive special tax advantages. The longer you invest, the more tax savings you earn.

2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

  • 22 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 765
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2019 San Antonio Small Business Outlook

Experts have mixed opinions about the health of our economy in 2019 but, for the most part, it’s a great time to be an entrepreneur in San Antonio. Tech, manufacturing, and healthcare—the leading industries—are expected to grow 7-15% by 2023. Large employers like Oracle, Rackspace, USAA, HCA, Martin Marietta, Christus Health and Accenture dominate the list, but more and more supporting small businesses are thriving as they provide research, development, and services. 

Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

  • 15 January 2019
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 691
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Sell Online? How the Wayfair Sales Tax Ruling Affects You

Wayfair is an online home décor store transforming the way we shop for things like rugs, couches and dining tables on the internet. But, with a recent loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, the e-commerce site is also transforming what sales taxes even small and mid-sized retailers are required to collect online. 

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